When You Don’t Hear “Well Done”

When You Don’t Hear “Well Done”

Some of us seldom heard the words “well done” as children.  Maybe we had parents who were not outwardly affectionate and offered few verbal or nonverbal strokes. Or perhaps we failed to meet our parents’ expectations, or were always compared to another sibling and...
Looking Back on 9/11

Looking Back on 9/11

Elie Weisel was a 15-year-old Jewish boy when the Gestapo packed his family and 80 others in a cattle wagon for a three-day train journey to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944.  Upon arrival, the men and women were segregated and he never saw his mother or sister again. ...
When You Don’t Hear “Thank You”

When You Don’t Hear “Thank You”

The simple words “Thank You” can make all the difference to us. Parents often yearn for a simple “thank you” from the children for whom they’ve sacrificed so much without any outward acknowledgement.  Children would like an occasional “thank you” from Mom...
To Save is to Heal

To Save is to Heal

In the New Testament the Greek word for “save” occurs over 100 times. It can be translated “to save”, “to make whole”, or “to heal.” While a majority of these uses deal with deliverance from sin and death, fully one third of the “salvation” references refer to...
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